Your Family Village

How we can build our own modern extended family in a busy world.

032 - Making Ourselves Happier By Being In Service To Others

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What most Buddhists believe, and a lot of people on a spiritual path believe, is that we are meant to be in service. Whether it’s to be in service to one another, or to create, we’re here to make the world a better place and make other people’s lives better. 

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open  

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031 - Grow Your Extended Family With Unconditional Love: Adopt A Dog!

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While having a dog is a huge commitment and may not be for everyone, for those of us who have the time and structure in our lives, a dog is just the kind of “person” who can fill our hearts to full.

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open  

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030 - How to Directly Touch Someone, Right in the Heart: Texting with Paper

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So many of us are too busy trying to keep up with all the demands of life. We sometimes forget how easy it can be to reach out. I was reminded recently of a profound way that we can reach out to people that we care about: the old-fashioned, hand-written note. The great thing about sending a note the old-fashioned way is that the sentiment is just as valuable as what’s written inside. 

Listen to today's podcast for inspiration, and a sweet story about how my step-daughter recently made my whole week. 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

 

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10 Easy Ways To Connect When You Feel Disconnected and Overwhelmed: #1 Puzzling

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Last week I shared my top-10 Easy Ways To Connect When You're Feeling Disconnected And Overwhelmed. Today, I talk about what I love so much about puzzles!

10 Easy Ways To Connect When You're Feeling Disconnected And Overwhelmed
1. Do a Puzzle
2. Play Cards
3. Grab a Cuppa
4. Make Food With Someone You Care About
5. Throw a Potluck
6. Host an Awesome Soup Saturday
7. Craft!
8. Bake
9. Go For a Picnic
10. Go For A Walk

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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029 - 10 Easy Ways To Spend Time With Others When You’re Feeling Disconnected and Overwhelmed

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Most of us want to spend more time with the people we care about. And a lot of us are wondering where we’ll find the time to do it.

In this podcast, I share my top-10 list of not-so-big-steps that we can take to stave off lonely, create relationships, and in general, grow our own happiness! These ideas are specifically for busy, tired people who want more human connections in their lives.

Links: 

Susan Pinker TED Talk: The Secret To Living Longer May Be In Your Social Life

https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_pinker_the_secret_to_living_longer_may_be_your_social_life

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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028 - How to Make a Dinner Party for Tired, Hungry, Busy People

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Nothing makes me happier than our home with people in it. It's all about the sound of laughter and conversation, with the chaos of kids and dogs playing somewhere in the background. It fills my heart.

Hosting a potluck is my favourite go-to when I need to reconnect and I'm too busy or overwhelmed with life to organize a formal dinner party. Listen to this week's podcast is all about where the word "potluck" came from, and shares ideas on how to throw one without adding to your busy schedule.

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

 

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027 - Getting Our Friends to Hang Out Longer: The Uber Comfy Whistler Bench

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In this week's video I share how a relatively small construction project in our kitchen has radically changed how much time my friends and family want to hang out at my house. If you’ve been following my channel, then you already know what I believe - and studies show - about how important it is to spend time with the people we love.

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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026 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 5 - Forgiveness

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This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my divorce clients and puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

 

Part 5: Forgiveness talks about how adopting a Forgiveness Practice can help you to find the answers - and the power - within yourself to rebuild a life of happiness and fulfillment.   

 

Links

Antidote To Crushing Heartache ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 2: Weaving Your Social Fabric

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 3: Keeping Track Of What’s Important

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 4: Finding Fulfillment

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor

Ho’oponopono Forgiveness Practice

Master Sha’s Forgiveness Practice

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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025 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 4 - Finding Fulfillment

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Many of us have been through a devastating breakup. Whether it was a long-term relationship or a marriage, there is nothing more painful than the loneliness of crushing heartbreak. But, in my 20 years working as a divorce lawyer, I've witnessed some incredible transformations; clients who not too long ago wandered into my office in a daze of devastation now live vibrant, happy lives.

 

This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my clients and puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

 

Part 4: Finding Fulfillment talks about why it can be easy to fall into a well of sadness and loneliness, and the steps you can take to pull yourself back out (or to prevent it altogether!).

 

Links

Antidote To Crushing Heartache ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 2: Weaving Your Social Fabric

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 3: Keeping Track Of What’s Important

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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024 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 3 ~ Keeping Track Of What’s Important

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Many of us have been through a devastating breakup. Whether it was a long-term relationship or a marriage, there is nothing more painful than the loneliness of crushing heartbreak. But, in my 20 years working as a divorce lawyer, I've witnessed some incredible transformations; clients who not too long ago wandered into my office in a daze of devastation now live vibrant, happy lives.

 

This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my clients and puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.

 

Part 3: Keeping Track Of What’s Important shares two key tools - a Gratitude Journal and a Connections Journal. Your Gratitude Journal, if you write in it every day, can create a feedback loop of positivity in your life! Your Connections Journal is your own daily inspiration to weave the rich social fabric that I talked about in Part 2.

 

Links

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 2: Weaving Your Social Fabric

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

Connect with those you live with and love, create and develop more meaningful friendships. Get Val Hemminger's Free eBook: The Door Is Always Open 

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